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AACHM Oral History: Don Simons

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Don Simons

Donald L. Simons was born in 1943 and he grew up on Fuller Street in Ann Arbor. He attended Jones School, Ann Arbor High, and Eastern Michigan University. He was a starting football halfback and basketball co-captain in high school, and was recognized as athlete of the month. Mr. Simons recalls segregation and several incidents of discrimination in Ann Arbor. He is proud of his family, his work coaching at the Maxey Boys' Training School and Boysville, and co-hosting the annual neighborhood picnic for 25 years.

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Lois Watkins - A & W Carhop, April 1977

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Ann Arbor News, April 17, 1977
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Lois Watkins Has Been Taking Orders At A & W For 11 Years

On The Go

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12
Month
July
Year
1987
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Lois Watkins - A & W Carhop, July 1987

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Ann Arbor News, July 12, 1987
Caption
Waiting for another order, carhop Lois Watkins recalls the past 20 years she has worked at the A & W drive-in.

Fill 'Er Up At The Drive-In

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26
Month
March
Year
1989
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Moore's A&W Inc, 1973

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